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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

NAY for me, too. I'd stupidly bought 2 and I'm going to take the other one back. I baked it but just didn't like the flavor and texture.

about 2 hours ago
walker in Chains

ROAST CHICKEN! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (March 2015)

Thanks!

about 4 hours ago
walker in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition!

The only time I made these I used this recipe:

http://www.browneyedbaker.com/morning...

Everyone thought they were excellent. Recipe calls for dried pineapple; since it was hard to find, I just left it out.

about 4 hours ago
walker in Home Cooking

ROAST CHICKEN! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (March 2015)

They must have meant to marinate and leave in fridge at least 6 hrs or more.

Someone want to ask food52?

1 day ago
walker in Home Cooking

ROAST CHICKEN! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (March 2015)

Could you give an estimate of inches from broiler? Thanks.

1 day ago
walker in Home Cooking

ROAST CHICKEN! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (March 2015)

How far below the broiler do you place the chicken?

1 day ago
walker in Home Cooking

ROAST CHICKEN! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (March 2015)

When I looked at the food52 recipe, I was a bit taken aback when I read step 3:

Let the chicken rest at room temperature for a minimum of 6 hours, or refrigerate overnight and remove from refrigerator 2 hours before cooking.

I've always read that it was very unsafe to leave raw chicken unrefrigerated that long. Six Hours! They even say "minimum." It must be a mistake.

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

Where they keep the cheeses but it was on close out; I think they just get it in for the holidays. Ask a mgr to check the computer to see if any Costco has it. Maybe you will have more luck finding it next December.

Mar 03, 2015
walker in Chains
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Foodies going to Providence and then looking at Maine or Cape cod?

I didn't mention this place before because you said you wanted a pool .. this one has no pool BUT I've stayed here twice and I have NEVER had a better experience with a hotel .. the owners are unbelievably wonderful. Place is in Hyannis, across the street from ferries to Nantucket, etc.

http://www.seacoastcapecod.com/cape-c...

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Revi...

Mar 03, 2015
walker in Southern New England

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition!

Is that pear, etc. muffin from SmittenKitchen? How is it? I haven't tried making it yet.

Mar 01, 2015
walker in Home Cooking

ROAST CHICKEN! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (March 2015)

Marcella Hazan's Roasted Chicken with Two Lemons is my favorite. Since I usually buy Costco's BIG lemons, I just quarter one and stick it in the cavity. I tie the legs at the ankles with a piece of kitchen twine.

When you turn the chicken right side up, just use a bunch of paper towels in each hand; the chicken, at this point, won't be too hot. Since I prefer white meat, this method produces really great, juicy white meat, even when cold the next day.

Simple. Delicious.

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/10...

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I just noticed they are not available on line; I got mine in the store. They usually come out in the Fall and run out by summer. Boo Hoo.

Feb 27, 2015
walker in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Take a look at these:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom...

I have several pairs and wear around the house, really perfect, so soft.

(Please don't remove this post; they are called "butter"!!!!)

Feb 27, 2015
walker in Home Cooking
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Cook's Illustrated Crispy Chicken Breasts

Recipe calls for frying in a frying pan; I used my ss All Clad. You put the chicken skin side down in a cold pan that you've already swirled some oil in, then you weigh it down with a dutch oven sitting on top of the breasts and cook for 8 minutes. Then you flip chicken, no dutch oven this time and recipe says to cook that side 6 - 8 minutes. Next time I'll only do 4 minutes because my temp was going higher than 165 at 6 minutes.

Feb 26, 2015
walker in Home Cooking

Cook's Illustrated Crispy Chicken Breasts

So, in your opinion, to what temp should thighs be cooked?

Feb 26, 2015
walker in Home Cooking

Cook's Illustrated Crispy Chicken Breasts

I watched the show on TV and then found the recipe here:

https://myyearwithchris.wordpress.com...

When I made the sauce, I didn't have a small amount of chicken broth so I just used dry vermouth, shallots, fresh lemon juice, butter salt and some capers. I forgot how salty capers are (I didn't rinse them) so sauce was a wee bit salty.

Since I vastly prefer white meat, this recipe was great for me but my son-in-law prefers thighs .. this recipe said to take out breasts when they are at 165 .. if I do thighs, should I let them go to 175?

Anyway, I thought the recipe was fairly easy and came out well.

Feb 25, 2015
walker in Home Cooking

Lasagna with fresh pasta

I love Marcella Hazan's recipe .. you can make it with plain pasta if you don't want to make the spinach one. She has you boil the pasta strips for a minute then plunge into ice water then dry on kitchen towels.

Her only child, Guiliano, has cookbooks, too and I found this from his site:

http://giulianohazan.com/bolognese-la...

Feb 25, 2015
walker in Home Cooking

Chowhound Staff: Which of you have voluntarily chosen to no longer collapse previously read posts?

I have my settings right but just very recently, new threads are not collapsing for me.

Feb 21, 2015
walker in Site Talk

Question about slow roasting a turkey breast

The store where I buy turkey breasts only sells Mary's brand. I don't like this brand for chicken, it's kinda tough. Anyway, maybe this brand is gamy tasting. At T Day I have great success with Butterball turkey and I don't object to that skin.

You roast a dozen birds a day .. the temp you pull is 150 or 155 .. is that the temp of all parts of the turkey or just the breast?

Feb 21, 2015
walker in Home Cooking

Question about slow roasting a turkey breast

Wish I could send it to you; I do like crispy chicken skin though.

Feb 21, 2015
walker in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

I recently made a really great grilled cheese with the TJ Yogurt cheese but also put thin slices of Boar's Head 3 Pepper Colby Jack on either side of the yogurt cheese. This is the spiciest pepper jack cheese I've found (not at TJ) so maybe not good for children to eat.

Feb 21, 2015
walker in Chains

Question about slow roasting a turkey breast

Something I've discovered about turkey skin: it's very gamy tasting and I really dislike gamy. Turkey meat was fine so now I just discard the skin before I slice.

Feb 21, 2015
walker in Home Cooking

Homemade chicken soup question

I have heard from "experts" that it's celery that makes stock turn sour and should not be used when making the stock.

Feb 20, 2015
walker in Home Cooking

Question about slow roasting a turkey breast

This gas oven I have says it goes only as low as 170 but it runs (usually) 20 degrees hotter so I don't think I can hold it at 140.

I scared of doing 150 (baby steps) so next time I'll go to 155 instead of 165. After it rests at least 30 minutes, what do you think the final temp will be?

Someone on this site recommended a ham slicing knife for slicing cookies; I bought one and love it for slicing really thin slices of turkey.

Feb 20, 2015
walker in Home Cooking

Are you a food hoarder ?

I used a label maker and then alphabetized spice containers. Phew .. Should have done this ages ago!

Feb 20, 2015
walker in General Topics

Are you a food hoarder ?

My son-in-law screwed in those metal sheets to the inside cabinets .. the kind of metal that the magnet bottom of those spice containers would attach to.

A few I left in their pretty containers, like the paprikas. I got magnetic tape at Home Depot and fastened to those containers but they were heavy and fell off so I superglued the tape to the containers.

Feb 20, 2015
walker in General Topics

Are you a food hoarder ?

These are inside doors of kitchen cabinet.

Feb 20, 2015
walker in General Topics

Are you a food hoarder ?

Better late than never .... I finally organized my spices so I can easily find what I've got. For bags of various dried chiles, I keep those in a drawer.

Feb 20, 2015
walker in General Topics
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Homemade chicken soup question

Uncovered. Add more water later if too much evaporates. Keep to a simmer. Strain with cheesecloth and colander at the end.

Feb 20, 2015
walker in Home Cooking

Question about slow roasting a turkey breast

Do you first do the 425 blast for 20 minutes?

I cooked it until 165 temp; tastes good but I didn't notice any difference from regular roasting. It was a half breast and I had the butcher bone it and then tie the bone back on so that it'd be easier for me to carve when done.

So, if I cook the next one til 150, how long to rest?

Feb 20, 2015
walker in Home Cooking